The United States prides itself on upholding freedom, but recent research indicates America is not as free as many other countries. In fact, it might be less free now than it was before. According to the Human Freedom Index, which "presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom," America is the 23rd freest country in the world. The U.S. fell from 16th place in 2008 and 19th place in 2013. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 10 freest countries in the world.
"Human freedom is a social concept that recognizes the dignity of the individual. The declining performance of the United States, once considered the bastion of liberty, is worrisome," Ian Vasquez, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and co-author of the study, said in a press release. "We should all be concerned with the impact on liberty of the war on terror, the war on drugs, and the decline in the rule of law and economic liberty in the United States." You can also check our list of the Countries that Won the Eurovision the Most.